Canadian Boilermaker Travel Cards
February 14th 2013
The work picture will once again get very aggressive soon with Alstom requiring close to 300 boilermakers for Sundance and the other upcoming shutdowns elsewhere in the province. Bottom line: in the next few weeks and months Canadian Travel Cards will be needed. Refer to our Work Forecast (Rumour List) for more specific job numbers and dates.
Current Dispatching procedures:
Our job information line is updated nightly at 5:00pm (Alberta Mountain Standard Time). Follow it by:
The callout will advise you if we are taking Travel Cards post-ins/registrations.
Travel cards have two dispatch options:
Upon completion of the members dispatch each morning our dispatch department will then proceed to dispatch Travel Cards that are here in person. Upon those folks being exhausted we then go to the mornings post ins and commence calling back to fill all vacancies.
Please Note: If you are not called back, you need to reference the job line nightly and re-register again the following day.
All jobs in Alberta require Construction Safety Training System (CSTS) and most jobs require Pre-access Drug & Alcohol testing or RSAP. Both CSTS and D&A testing can be done at various locations across Canada.
Travel Card Apprentices: Before you are dispatched through Local 146, be proactive and provide a letter from your home local’s Training Coordinator indicating your legal apprentice classification.
Caution! Any inconsistency from what an apprentice discloses to dispatch and what is sent from their Training Coordinator, will be considered falsification of level and that travel card apprentice will not be eligible for dispatch from local 146 until they can provide a Red Seal Certification in their trade. Know what level you are!